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Supporting the NHS through change

29 July 2015

In June of this year, health secretary Jeremy Hunt raised concerns regarding the over reliance within the health service on using temporary doctors and nurses to staff frontline services. He also clarified that moving forward, NHS directors’ salaries over £142,000 must be “proportionate and justifiable”.

Odgers Interim attended the conference and we understand the Health Secretary’s message and intentions to reform remuneration and improve the financial sustainability of Trusts and CCGs across the country.

Below we outline the key factors to consider and the support we can offer to ensure compliance with the new requirements, while still benefiting from the specialist skills offered by interims.

Keeping Patient Safety & Quality of Care at the Centre

Interims are part of the solution in tackling budget deficits and frequently deliver considerable savings, which can be reinvested into developing services that will ultimately improve quality of patient care.

Our aim is to ensure that our clients meet the compliance requirements of the new regulations and continue to access the talent they need, so they can focus on what they do best - leading and building a successful NHS system.

Working Within a Recognised Framework

We recognise the recruitment needs of the NHS and the distinction between the economics of temporary staff salaries and the use of interim professionals. In line with this, we have operated under the UK and EU-compliant ESPO 3S framework since 2014.

Helping You to Ensure Compliance

With the new guidelines on executive and Very Senior Manager (VSM) pay set to be implemented by 1st September 2015, there isn’t much time to prepare.

With over 15 years’ experience in healthcare, Odgers Interim has built market-leading knowledge and expertise in guiding clients through periods of change in public health. Get in touch with one of our team of specialist consultants as soon as possible, in order that we can provide you with the guidance and support to ensure that you are not at risk when engaging interims.

Impact on Interim Demand

In the past five years, we have seen a dramatic increase in demand for interims in healthcare. These talented professionals provide mission-critical and highly specialist support to organisations across the NHS. They have been integral to helping the health service respond to the austerity agenda and help plug specific skills gaps, drive transformation and turnaround projects, manage crisis situations and deliver valuable projects.

The ability to bring in flexible, experienced support to NHS boardrooms is a key tool to building a better, stronger and more efficient health service for the future.

How Odgers Interim Can Help

If you wish to discuss any of the above issues in more detail, SJ Leatherdale and Sarah Lovell would be delighted to speak with you and provide the advice and support that you require. 

Categories: Healthcare


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